During tonight’s NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University, NXT GM William Regal announced that the main event of the NXT TakeOver: Houston live special on November 18 during Survivor Series weekend will feature a staple match from the 80s and 90s.

Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish vs. SAnitY (Eric Young, Killain Dain and Alexander Wolfe) vs. The Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong was announced in the return of the classic War Games match that was a staple of the NWA and WCW.

War Games consists of two rings with a enclosed steel cage spanning both rings involving two to three teams and was the brainchild of the late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, who created the concept. War Games took place in the NWA and WCW from 1987 to 2000 in different incarcerations. Other promotions, notably TNA and ROH, would use the War Games concept in recent years, but until now, the concept had never made its way over into WWE, despite numerous rumors through the years of the concept being pitched creatively. Wrestleview.com will have a full spoiler report later tonight.


  1. Well since it’s Survivors Series weekend it will probably be in the big arena, but still wonder how you know Vince has been so against it, that they are going to do, hopefully 2 rings, that’s how should and maybe it will make it up to the main show eventually if it works.

  2. I hope it’s not that 3 tier cage monstrosity that WCW used as a WarGames match once back in August or September 2000!

  3. NXT seems to be the testing bed for these kind of matches, and if its anything like the Shark Cage match, it won’t be long before this shows up on the main roster.

    Also, it’s a Christmas play set that practically makes itself.

  4. I mean NXT has always kinda been Triple H’s baby so if I had to take a guess I’d say it was probably his call… just a thought

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